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Old Nov 22, 2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Leopard backup to NTFS External Drive

Just got my new Mini with Leopard installed and have a 500gb external drive that I would like to use as a backup drive. Will Leopard allow me to write/read from a NTFS drive ? If not, how can I change/format the external drive to let me do this. I may get Parallels and install Windows NT in the future, so that is a consideration as well. Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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To change the format, open Disk Utility with it plugged in, choose Erase on the drive, and then choose another format.

Paragon can be used to give NTFS capabilities...
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